Celtics guard Marcus Smart proved tougher than the coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19). He came down with it, was never symptomatic and announced he had recovered on Sunday.
Now, he'll help battle it with his blood.
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Smart will donate his plasma to the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project, founded by Johns Hopkins immunologist Arturo Casadevall, who brought together experts to form a national network that connects donors, patients, and their doctors.
Smart has been one of the NBA’s strongest player voices on coronavirus since announcing his positive diagnosis two weeks ago. The NBA is supporting the plasma research project. https://t.co/YUiTgnU63Y— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 1, 2020
Last week, the Federal Drug Administration authorized drug use of convalescent COVID-19 plasma for patients infected with the virus that has swept the world and led to the pandemic.
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